General Manager

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company / New York, NY


$25 / hr

About the Opportunity
Trusty Sidekick Theater Company (TSTC) seeks a General Manager (GM) with experience in nonprofit accounting, human resources and operations management. The following experience is preferred and training can be provided. The GM is responsible for managing the company’s schedule and finances including the creation and maintenance of production budgets and financial reconciliations. Reporting directly to the Executive Creative Producer (ECP), they provide support to the operation and budgetary planning of the company’s season, development, and activities. Working closely with the Finance Committee of the TSTC Board of Directors, the GM is responsible for creating and implementing the financial framework that will allow Trusty Sidekick to bring its mission alive. This is a part-time position that requires an organized and detailed individual who is confident in building and maintaining document tracking systems. The GM serves in a leadership role within the organization. Prior experience in performing arts or arts management is preferred.  We are seeking someone excited to creatively and strategically contribute to our growing artistic community and projects.

About Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
Based in New York City, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company (TSTC) creates bold, original productions for young people and their families. Since our founding in 2011, we have devised and produced more than 15 original works for young audiences, including three productions specifically created for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Rooted firmly in the belief that kids deserve theater that ignites their imaginations and makes them think about the world in a new way, we combine immersive staging and inventive theatricality to challenge perceptions of live performance and introduce theater to a new generation. We believe that the artists are in service to the audience; a sidekick as we embark on a journey together. And we believe in magic: that which is inspired by the stage but generated long before the audience comes through the door and continues after the performance has finished. The magic of creation, courage, and connection.

As we move into our second decade of operations in the context of the current cultural and societal shifts, our reimagined leadership team and recently expanded board will center justice, equity, diversity, and accessibility in all decisions as we seek to decolonize practices and create spaces of authentic belonging for our artists & audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Overseeing administrative, production, financial, and human resources operations related to production teams.
  • Establishing and maintaining policies, systems, and procedures that ensure optimal operations
  • Builds and maintains document tracking systems
  • With the ECP, create the company’s production schedule
  • Assists the ECP on development activities related to productions, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Provides producing support for the organization’s special events


  • Contributes to company’s annual operational budgets
  • Drafts and manages production budgets
  • Tracks production-related expenses for materials and labor
  • Oversees receipt submission and reimbursements for productions
  • Reconciles working budgets with bank and credit card statements
  • Prepares, collects and tracks all tax and payroll paperwork for payment processing


  • Works closely with the production team and project leadership on management of artist production schedules, budgets and needs
  • Prepares, negotiates and manages contractual relationships with artists including performers, designers, and production staff
  • Manages institutional insurance needs and works with vendors on General Liability, etc.
  • Submits initial production closeouts for approval

Desired Skills and Qualifications
You will thrive in this role if you have some of the following qualifications and/or comparable experiences:

  • Broad knowledge of theater production
  • Degree in Theatre Arts or Theatre Management, and/or 2-3 years experience in stage and/or theater management
  • Understanding of contracts and budgeting practices
  • Advocacy for anti-racist and inclusive practices
  • Supervisory and leadership skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an eye for details
  • Possess a positive attitude, prioritizes kindness, and is self-motivated
  • Experience with Google Workspace and QuickBooks or a similar accounting software.


  • Trusty Sidekick offers flexible working hours.
  • This compensation is $25/hour for 5-10 hours per week.
  • The ideal start date is January 30th, 2023

As with all Trusty Sidekick roles, the position is remote with occasional in-person meetings and events required in the New York Metro area.

Application Instructions
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and a résumé. Send only PDF attachments, no web links, to with “General Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 13th, but the posting will remain active until the position is filled.

We strive to build a staff, board, and programming that reflects the diversity of New York City as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage candidates from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the theatre for young audiences field to apply.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.